Bali United against Persija Jakarta was appointed as the opening match of Liga 1 2022/23. The match was held at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Saturday (23/7).
The appointment of Bali United because they are the defending champions of Liga 1 for two consecutive seasons, namely 2019 and 2021/22. Meanwhile, Persija became the champion of the country’s top caste football competition in 2018.
PT Liga Indonesia Baru (LIB) operational director Sudjarno believes the Bali United versus Persija match will be exciting. Both clubs will definitely try to get full points in the first match.
“The reason is that we tried in the first match to immediately enliven the opening, namely with a team that was once a champion in League 1,” said Sudjarno when contacted by the media crew.
“Well, what is approaching is Bali United 2019 and 2021/2022 and below 2018 there is Persija. That’s why we met them,” Sudjarno added.
In addition, Sudjarno said that he was still waiting for the club’s response regarding the draft League 1 schedule that had been given. He hoped that nothing would change.
Sudjarno said that his party had considered a number of aspects in preparing the schedule. Among them are the agenda of the Indonesian national team and the Indonesian Cup.
“We have also sent the schedule to the club, so we are asking for input from the club and hopefully there will be no changes,” he said.